Jalapeno Turkey Burgers

Tuesday, June 19, 2012

I love a good turkey burger.. The panel in our house says they can be just as tasty as a good old beef patty! I use a 93/7 percent turkey meat. I've used all white meat before but I find a mix of dark and light meat to provide the best flavor and maintain a nice moist patty. The other secret is a super tasty bun from a local bakery or if your feeling super motivated from scratch.

These are so super easy. Dump all the ingredients into a large bowl and mix until well incorporated.
Divide meat into 5 patties. Grill on the BBQ watching carefully to prevent burning. 
Top with cheese, avocados, pickles, pickled jalapenos, red onions, and any other desired condiments. I personally spread the avocado on my bun instead on mayonnaise.

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Turkey Jalapeno Burgers

Recipe by Serena Bakes Simply From Scratch
Jalapeno Turkey Burgers recipe with step by step instructions and pictures.
Prep time: PT5M
Cook time: PT14M
Total time: PT19M
Yield: 5 Servings
Calories per serving: 252
Fat per serving: 14
  • 2 pound Ground Turkey (I Prefer 93/7 Percent)
  • 1/2 whole Onion, Chopped Fine
  • 1/2 whole Jalapeno
  • 1/2 cup Cilantro, Chopped
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons Sea Salt
  • 1 teaspoon Pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • 2 cloves Garlic, Minced
  • 1 teaspoon Smoked Paprika
  • Hamburger Buns
  • Condiments For Topping Like Cheese (We Like Pepper Jack), Avocados, Pickles, Pickled Jalapenos, Red Onions, Ketchup, Dijon Mustard And Any Other Desired Condiments
Cooking Directions
  1. Mix all ingredients in a large bowl until thoroughly incorporated.
  2. Divide Turkey meat into 5 balls and shape into patties.
  3. Preheat BBQ grill to 350 degrees and oil grill grates to prevent sticking. We use a paper towel dipped in cooking oil and tongs to rub over the top of grates. Cook patties on each side until patties are cooked though. Add cheese if desired. Top with desired condiments and enjoy!


  1. i love turkey burgers, and yours sounds so delicious! i'll have to try this next time we grill!

  2. Gosh, this is one good lookin' burger, Serena! My Hubs would love the add of jalapeno. I try to make turkey burgers once in a while but it's challenging sometimes to give them a good flavor. Like a burger-worthy flavor. :) I think you've done it! xoxo

  3. These look amazing!! Love all of the spice!

  4. This is awesome! This is the kind of burger that I need to cook for the coming Spring. All I need now is to wait for the season to arrive.

  5. I just made turkey burgers for the girls' lunch tomorrow. Wish I had seen your recipe before grilling. This would have been a nice one to try!

  6. Looks delicious, my hubby like burgers. Always homemade one is best.

  7. These sound SO delicious!!!! Love them!!!!

  8. Love this recipe with turkey meat! Just so lovely & appetizing! My boys can eat 2 of these burgers anytime! They love burgers & fries! Well, me too! heheheh

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    I leave your blog hungry every single visit! :)

  11. Oh boy! This is a recipe I want to try. My wife and I are doing Weight Watchers and always looking for a new recipe, to keep us from getting bored and off the program. These turkey burgers really look good. I'm pleased to have stumbled onto your blog. You have some great food here. I am your newest follower and fellow blogger. Please accept my invitation to visit my blog. I'm new at this blogging thing, but love to cook. Hope to see you. Steve (I hit the follow button, but don't see my thumbprint, please let me know if it went through), thanks.

  12. MMMMMM...jalapeno turkey burger sounds like something I could grill up every summer night and not get sick of it! Looks so delicious and I love that the turkey makes it a healthier buger option. My favorite is Diestel ground turkey with some spices and all sorts of toppings. Definitely trying your recipe next time we fire up the grill!

  13. Simple but delicious. Love the use of jalapeno and avocado.


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